Week 9 Abdomen and Decubitus Radiography Artifacts 88

Week 9 Abdomen and - 8.1 Abdominal and Decubitus Radiography KUB Similar to the A-P Lumbopelvic except taken recumbent Acute Abdomen P-A erect

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1 8.1 Abdominal and Decubitus Radiography KUB- Similar to the A-P Lumbopelvic except taken recumbent Acute Abdomen: P-A erect chest, KUB and upright abdomen or decubitus abdomen Erect and Decubitus Abdomen taken looking for free air under diaphragms. Gas patterns in abdomen are also evaluated.
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2 Chest Decubitus Views Decubitus views of the chest will demonstrate free pleural effusions as the fluid will pool. Air and fluid levels will be easily identified. Patient must remain on side for ten minutes to allow time for pooling of the fluid. Important to get the entire chest on film.
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3 Upright or Decubitus Abdomen Views Diaphragms must be seen on erect and decubitus view of abdomen. Patient must remain upright or remain on left side for 10 minutes before the films are taken. An arrow is used to document the films being a decubitus or erect film.
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4 Abdomen Views The A-P lumbopelvic view may demonstrate abdominal pathologies and disease. Don’t just look at the spine. Conditions such as kidney stone, abdominal aortic aneurysms, vascular calcifications and gallstones can be identified on the A-P lumbopelvic view.
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5 Left side Kidney Stone
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6 Abdomen Views The KUB or recumbent abdomen view is used to identify many abdominal conditions. It must demonstrate the K idneys, path of the U reters and B ladder. Often kidney stone are seen on this view.
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7 Abdomen Views Kidney stones can present with very similar symptoms as a low back injury. Chiropractors can often make this diagnosis from their radiographs. The KUB is better for seeing stones because the air and fluid levels are not seen since it is taken recumbent.
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8 Acute Abdomen Series Study is a non-contrast survey of the acute abdomen. The exam consists of: P-A Chest erect Erect or Up right Abdomen KUB If patient can not stand, left lateral decubitus view of abdomen may be done.
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9 P-A Chest Erect Free Air in the abdomen will be seen under the diaphragms. Air in stomach will be seen.
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10 Erect or Upright Abdomen Free Air in the abdomen will be seen under the diaphragms. Air in stomach will be seen. Bowel gas pattern and fluid levels seen.
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11 Erect or Upright Abdomen Free Air in the abdomen will be seen under the diaphragms. Air in stomach will be seen. Bowel gas pattern and fluid levels seen.
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12 Abdomen Series Variations For a Kidney or Gall Stone: KUB and posterior oblique with affected side down For aortic aneurysm: KUB and RPO abdomen, sometimes cross table lateral.
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13 8.2 KUB or A-P Abdomen Should seen the gas patterns present in the bowel. Look for calcifications or other abnormalities in the abdomen. Note stent from kidney to bladder
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14 8.2 KUB or A-P Abdomen Measure: A-P at umbilicus Protection: Males : Bell or apron draped over testes. Females: None, may take P-A view SID: 40” to table Bucky Film: 14” x 17” regular I.D. up Portrait
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15 KUB or A-P Abdomen Position table in the room. Align the vertical
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This note was uploaded on 01/07/2012 for the course PB 331 taught by Professor Wilson during the Summer '08 term at Palmer Chiropractic.

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Week 9 Abdomen and - 8.1 Abdominal and Decubitus Radiography KUB Similar to the A-P Lumbopelvic except taken recumbent Acute Abdomen P-A erect

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